Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students / Edition 7

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Distinguished author Tom Gunning delivers a new edition of his best-selling Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students that will continue to influence the way reading and writing are taught to future teachers. With its inclusive view of literacy, the seventh edition continues to emphasize methods that have been validated by research and practice while also delivering the basics of all major aspects of reading and writing. Reflecting the author’s ongoing, extensive, hands-on work with schools coping with the demands of No Child Left Behind and the implementation of Response to Intervention, the seventh edition stresses effective steps for helping every student become as fully literate as possible.

What Is New to This Edition?

  • A new chapter two includes a thorough discussion of Response to Intervention and its implications for classroom teachers as well as coverage of the diversity of today’s students and what can be done to assist all of them.
  • An increased emphasis on helping struggling readers and writers and English language learners.
  • A new feature emphasizing professional standards near the beginning of each chapter and an overview of the standards on the inside front cover.
  • New end-of-chapter features provide activities and suggest readings to help students meet the chapter’s standards.
  • A MyEducationLab interactive website ( created specifically to accompany this edition that includes videos, simulations, case studies, activities, practice tests, study plans, an e-book, and more to help prepare students for teaching careers.

    To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780136100836

    ISBN-10: 013610083X

    To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780138140823

    ISBN-10: 0138140820

What Do Reviewers Say about the Seventh Edition?

“I appreciate that RTI is going to be addressed [in the Seventh Edition] in greater detail…. There will also be more stress on the English language learner and that, too is needed. Updates are so necessary on these topics.” —Deborah A. Farrer, California University of Pennsylvania

“Gunning’s literacy philosophy is one with which I am most comfortable, both as a literacy teacher and as an instructor of teacher candidates. This text provides a sound foundation for students to build their knowledge of methods and strategies for teaching in all areas of literacy. It is a flexible format, it is comprehensive, and it is easy to integrate into my course content.” —Beth A. Childress, Armstrong Atlantic State University

Thomas G. Gunning is a professor emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University and an adjunct professor in the reading/language arts department at Central Connecticut State University. He has taught courses in reading and writing methods for more than 20 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, a reading specialist, and a consultant for Reading First as well as for Response to Intervention. His books include Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, and Closing the Literacy Gap—all published by Allyn & Bacon.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780138140823
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/30/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 672,254
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas G. Gunning, a former junior high English teacher and elementary school reading consultant, is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, where he was department chair and reading clinic director. Currently an Adjunct Professor, Reading/ Language Arts Department, Central Connecticut State University, Professor Gunning has conducted research on group reading inventories, vocabulary assessment, reading disabilities, intervention programs, readability, response to intervention, decoding processes and strategies, and literacy skills needed to cope with high-stakes tests. His other books with Pearson include Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, Fourth Edition; Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students In Grades 4-8, Third Edition; Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students: Building Reading, Reasoning, and Responding; Closing the Literacy Gap; and Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-K to 4, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Nature of Literacy

Chapter 2: Literacy For All: NCLB, RTI, and Diversity in the Literacy Program

Chapter 3: Assessing for Learning

Chapter 4: Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy

Chapter 5: Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis

Chapter 6: Building Vocabulary

Chapter 7: Comprehension: Theory and Strategies

Chapter 8: Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures

Chapter 9: Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills

Chapter 10: Reading Literature

Chapter 11: Approaches to Teaching Reading

Chapter 12: Writing and Reading

Chapter 13: Creating and Managing a Literacy Program

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